Talking BAME issues with Diane Abbott

Interview by Brahma Mohanty, former OULC BAME Officer, Disabilities Officer and Social Secretary. Diane Abbott is undoubtedly an icon of the Labour movement. The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Diane attended Harrow County Grammar School for Girls before reading History at Newnham College, Cambridge. After working as a journalist and civil servant, she eventually took the … Continue reading Talking BAME issues with Diane Abbott


The NHS scandal no one knows about

Written by Francesca Best, Ex Officio Member and MT18 Co-Chair. There is a scandal in our Nation Health Service, and it’s not one that often grabs the front cover of The Guardian. It probably sounds boring. Most likely, you’ve never heard of it before. But the expansion of wholly owned subsidiary companies is a scandal … Continue reading The NHS scandal no one knows about

Academies: Labour’s problematic brainchild

Written by Lottie Sellers, OULC Women*s Officer and Secretary. “Education, education, education” went the slogan that defined New Labour. The secondary school I attended transformed into a shiny, purpose-built structure, which, thanks to the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme, replaced the 1960s edifice falling down around the ears of its over 1000 students. My … Continue reading Academies: Labour’s problematic brainchild

Where are all the women?

Written by Megan Howells, Publicity Officer and The Queen’s College Rep. The Labour Party is, and always has been, the party for women. No other party has committed so strongly to the empowerment of women, socially, politically, and economically. However, although the Labour movement’s feminist achievements are rightly celebrated, it is an inescapable truth that … Continue reading Where are all the women?

Brexit for non-humans

Written by Isabel Barber, OULC member and former Membership Officer. Wilbur-Pig interviews Bullseye, Chief Whippet for the Opposition, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Member of Poultry for County Durham, Blue-Cow, Supporter of the Green-Grass-Grazing Party, Elmer, Tusk-Manager in the Department for International Trunks, Peter, Resident of 10 Watership Downing Street, and Cleo-Cod, Department of Environment, Fish and River … Continue reading Brexit for non-humans